Sinuvasan, Sīnuvāsaṉ, Sīnuvāsan: 1 definition
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Shilpashastra (iconography)Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)
Sīnuvāsaṉ (tamil for Śrīnivāsa) is the name of a deity depicted at Ramaswamy Temple in Kumbakonam (Kumbhakonam), representing a sacred place for the worship of Viṣṇu.—Sīnuvāsan is the other name for Viṣṇu. The lord is present with two goddesses, one on either side. Sīnuvāsan is found in standing posture with four hands. He is found in vaiṣṇava-sthānaka. The upper right hand holds cakra and the upper left hand holds śaṅkh in kartarīmukha-hasta. The lower right hand is in abhaya-hasta and the lower left hand is in urū-hasta. While depicting in dance, Sīnuvāsan is found in vaiṣṇava-sthānaka. The upper hands are found in kartarīmukha-hasta. The lower right and left hands are in patāka and ardhacandra-hasta placed on the left thigh. The goddess to the right of Sīnuvāsan is found in standing posture with the right hand in dolā and the left hand in kataka-hasta. The goddess to the left of Sīnuvāsan is found in standing posture with the right hand in kataka-hasta and the left hand in dolā-hasta. The beras mentioned above are made out of stone. The beras of Sīnuvāsan and his consorts on either side are also found in gold in the same sannidhi.
Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.
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